Recent Mills graduate Sarah Lombardo participated in a daylong Occupy SF protest in the Financial District on Friday morning, Jan 20. She and other activists chained themselves in front of Wells Fargo to create a blockade that would prevent employees from reaching their work.
While one person wrapped a chain around their waist and was attached to the actual door of the building, others stuck their arms together in a circle.
“Our purpose was to shut down Wells Fargo, at least temporarily,” said Lombardo. “We expected to be arrested by noon, and we were correct.”
Lombardo and others were arrested for trespassing, before being cited and then released.
“This was an opportunity for us to share our story with people in power,” she said, “some of whom would take the time to come and talk to us.”